Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021.
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Critics are ripping into the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold a Texas abortion law.
Legal experts said that the criticism is warranted. One called the court’s behavior “lawless.”
The court is due to consider the constitutionality of abortion in a major case this term.
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The Supreme Court opened the door to fierce backlash after a narrow majority upheld a strict Texas law that bans abortions past the six-week mark of pregnancy in a ruling last week.
From President Joe Biden to advocacy leaders, critics have knocked the court’s decision, arguing it flouts the constitutional right to an abortion established nearly 50 years ago under Roe v. Wade. That Supreme Court decision, along with other major abortion rulings since, protect the right to an abortion until pre-viability, or the point when a fetus can survive outside of the womb, which most experts say occurs around 24 weeks of pregnancy.
The court’s refusal to block the Texas law “unleashes unconstitutional chaos,” Biden said last Thursday, hours after the decision was handed down. The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit this week in an attempt to block the six-week abortion ban.
“This is the loudest alarm yet that abortion rights are in grave danger, in Texas and across the country,” Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in response to the ruling.
Some legal experts, too, have piled on the criticism. They argue that the Supreme Court justices, who are meant to behave as interpreters and appliers of the law, instead conducted themselves as partisan lawmakers in the Texas decision.
“Our court is broken. I mean, it’s more of a political institution than it is a legal institution,” Barry McDonald, a law professor at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, told Insider, adding that the Texas law is “flagrantly unconstitutional.”
The Texas decision came via a little-known process called the ‘shadow docket’
At midnight on September 1, a Texas statute that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, a time when many people do not yet know they are pregnant, went into effect. The law makes no inceptions for cases of rape or incest and invites private citizens, rather than state officials, to enforce the ban.
It was not until 24 hours later when the Supreme Court responded to a request from abortion providers in the state to block the law. The court declined the appeal, and handed down its 5-4 opinion via a little-known process dubbed the “shadow docket.”
The shadow docket, a term coined by University of Chicago law professor William Baude in 2015, refers to the range of decisions the Supreme Court makes that fall out of line with its normal routine. Unlike the lengthy process the court uses to decide 60-70 major cases per term, these shadow docket rulings are usually short, unsigned and could come …read more
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